“The program had an undoubtedly useful and positive impact on my personal and especially professional growth. It allowed me to expand on my business administration knowledge in an international environment, where I was able to strengthen the relationship with colleagues from different areas.
In my current role I have been able to see first-hand how the skills I acquired are helping me make progress, as they helped me develop an attitude to problem solving.”
David Carera - MED Passport 2011 - Global Product Manager - Italy
“I think that the most successful aspects of this experience were three above all:
- A general look at management: for example, I don’t usually deal with financial or operational aspects, but I learned the basics of these areas, and this knowledge could be useful in the future;
- Networking, both at the internal, regional level (with colleagues that came from different countries) and with outsiders (with SDA Bocconi and the testimonials of professionals from other organizations);
- Project work, which gave us the possibility to apply some theoretical principles to a real situation.”
Francesca Gervasoni – MED Passport 2011 – HR Manager Source & Select – Italy
“I consider my MED Passport experience one of the greatest gifts and opportunities I have received from ABB in terms of training.
The fact that I now understand better how different divisions interact, and what effect they have on the work and the objectives they have in common in an organization the size of ABB, certainly helped me appreciate the value of teamwork.
Last but not least, I had the great opportunity of expanding my network within ABB and spend a wonderful time with colleagues who have now become friends.”
Valentina Valori – MED Passport 2008 - Global Design Team Manager - Italy
“MED Passport gave me the opportunity to share case studies in an international setting, using different approaches according to the different modules we engaged. It expanded and widened my knowledge by letting me acquire different perspectives that didn’t use to be connected to my daily job, but later helped me tackle complex situations through a more global vision. I thought it significant and outstanding that many sessions were lead by faculty from other countries. This helped me understand and apply the business model that is used in other markets/countries within a multinational organization such as ABB.”
Juan Pedro Gracia - MED Passport 2011 - CoE Manager - Spain
“I still have a positive memory of my experience in the Lean Passport project, thanks to the faculty’s great experience, the interesting topics dealt with during lessons, and the fieldwork opportunity for the final project. In my professional experience, this course laid the foundations for my managerial development, it opened my mind, made me interested in the different areas of the organization and gave me the ability to handle a team composed of people with different experiences and skills.”
Lara Cortinovis - Lean Passport 2005 - Product Manager ABB SACE - Italy
“I attended the Lean Passport program in 1998 and I still remember it as one of the best training and development programs I have ever attended. The class activities, the ABB managers and faculty who were involved, and the network I built thanks to this program gave me the cultural background and the necessary skills to take on a managerial role in the best possible way. This experience undoubtedly marked my personal development, and as a Human Resources team member I’m proud to say that this is the feedback we have always received from anyone who participated in these ABB/SDA Bocconi programs.”
Silvia Parma - Lean Passport 1998 - Country HR Manager - Italy
“The right mix of ingredients: very professional lecturers and efficient methods, interesting topics, really relevant to our business/our company style, enriching exchanges of experiences with colleagues from different countries and/or different roles.
I really enjoyed this program.”
Sara Saltalamacchia - Passport 2016 - Local Product Group Manager -MUD
“Empowering lives through knowledge and imagination is not just SDA Bocconi’s slogan, it is part of their DNA, meant to provide best-in-class learning experience.”
Ricardo Martin - Passport 2016 - ABB External Communications Manager & Public Affairs -Spain
“The program has allowed me to understand the present and rethink the future.”
Ilker Karabulut - Passport 2016 - Service Manager - EPES
“ABB Passport Program is a challenging, eye-opening experience, but it’s also a human experience. It changed the way I see my professional environment and widened the range of opportunities within my work. But the best reward will be applying what I learnt during this program in my professional life.”
Damien Lacoste – Passport 2016 – Ciabezuelo - Marketing Product Manager
“Knowledge is more than just a word to me; it represents the starting point of a person’s development, of an organization’s development. In the same way, SDA Bocconi is more than just a School of Management. It is the perfect place to bring people, knowledge and experience together, and to discover new ways of learning and improving yourself so as to create a better world.”
Begona Calvache Gil - Passport 2016 - Sales Support Specialist
“One long journey divided into 5 stages, where I got the opportunity to create a new network. One long journey that gave me a wealth of information and feedback useful for my career and my personal growth.”
Alessandra Braga - Passport 2016 - Production Processes Manager ABB
“Excellent business management training at the service of career and networking development in ABB.”
Ferran Soler - Passport 2016 - Sales area Manager ABB